The first look of Kristen Stewart as Diana Spencer a.k.a Princess Diana for the upcoming movie ‘Spencer’ was released. Princess Diana was trending on social media earlier this year when The Crown Season 4 introduced the character of Diana Spencer (played by Emma Corrin) and her meeting Prince Charles for the first time.
Nearing Princess Di’s 25th death anniversary, we get a new biopic of her iconic story directed by Pablo Larraín. Kristen Stewart in her feather golden locks captures the youthfulness, the beauty, and quiet doe-eyed sadness of Princess Diana in this first look from ‘Spencer.’ Scroll below to see the look.
What is Spencer about?
Pablo Larraín, the Chilean filmmaker, is known to have directed another film about a famous woman in politics back in 2016 called Jackie, with Natalie Portman, which was a portrait of Jackie Kennedy, a former First Lady of the United States of America.
‘Spencer’ started with the principal photography in the United Kingdom and Germany, Kristen Stewart is seen in this first look, dressed as royalty, pensively glancing out the window with a woeful expression.
The reason for the sorrow? Spencer is supposed to take place on the infamous and critical Christmas holiday in December of 1991, that Diana spends with the royal family at their Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. It is known to be the place and event where Princess Diana decided to end her marriage with Prince Charles, as their marriage had been on the rocks for a long while. It has been portrayed in many biographies that she was very unhappy and felt like an outsider at this particular Christmas holiday.
What Kristen Stewart said about Spencer…
Kristen Stewart gave a very poignant and succinct statement that accompanied this photograph. She mentioned Princess Diana’s thoughts, “Spencer is a dive inside the emotional imagining of who Diana was at a pivotal turning point in her life. It is a physical assertion of the sum of her parts, which starts with her name; Spencer…as she strives to hold onto what the name means to her.”
Spencer has a great cast alongside Kristen Stewart with Sally Hawkins (nominated for an Oscar) and Timothy Spall (BAFTA winner) among others. The film is set to be released in the fall of 2021, just a few months before Princess Diana’s 25th death anniversary.